TMBA356: How Long Does it Take to Learn a Foreign Language? post image

Podcast 35:24 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment Hola! Like many of us, Dan and Ian spend a lot of time in foreign countries. As regular listeners know, Dan has recently moved to Barcelona and he's starting to get more than a little embarrassed by his limited range lack of Spanish. But he also...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.29.16
Could You Replicate Your Education For Free – PhD or Podcast? post image

It's been well over a year since Taylor Pearson's book, The End of Jobs, was published. I thought of it this morning as I was replying to an email from a student seeking career advice. The End of Jobs is not a guidebook, it's more 'a brief history of contemporary careers.' Although Taylor doesn't come right out...

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By: DanPublished on 09.27.16
TMBA355: How The Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast Became a Business in Just a Year post image

Podcast 45:54 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment This week's episode is the final instalment of our three-part series about people who have turned their passions (which just happen to be some of Dan and Ian's personal obsessions) into successful businesses. Today's guest is the podcaster that Dan has listened to the most in...

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.22.16
It Can Take 8 Months to Learn a Business, What About Building It? post image

Of the more than 500 posts we’ve put up on this blog over the years, the one I hear most about is “the 1,000 rule.” I can sum it up like this: It’s really, really hard to grow a meaningful business. You'll probably be poorer three years after you start than if you'd stayed in...

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By: DanPublished on 09.20.16
TMBA354: Who is Mr. Regular? The Story Behind the Hit YouTube Channel Regular Car Reviews post image

In the second part of our three-part series, Dan and Ian are talking to people that have turned their own personal obsessions into successful businesses.

This week, you'll be hearing from someone that Ian has admired and wanted to talk to for quite some time. Mr. Regular is one of the hosts of Regular Car Reviews, a very successful YouTube channel that combines car reviews with pop culture references, social commentary, and much more. The results are both hilarious and impressive.

You don't need to be a car person to enjoy this show. Mr. Regular shares his insight on what it was like to get started publishing content on YouTube four years ago and what the journey has been like since then.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.15.16
Buying Reliable, Safe Cars with Cash post image

Last week, Ian wrote over 3,500 words about his new home purchase. But he skimmed over what might have been his greatest motivation for buying a big place-- wrenching on an endless parade of cars and bikes (and finding somewhere to put them all). Every time I visit bossman, he's got a new toy. Seriously, the...

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By: DanPublished on 09.13.16
TMBA353: On the Bike with Patrick Brady post image

In the first part of a new three part series, Dan and Ian are going to be talking about some of their personal obsessions and the people who have turned those obsessions into businesses.

This week, you'll hear about one particular obsession that Ian introduced into Dan's life: cycling. Patrick Brady of Red Kite Prayer has become one of Dan's favorite bloggers and podcast hosts. Patrick has been able to make a living writing and speaking about cycling.

This episode is about more than just riding a bike, though. Patrick shares his attitudes about generating revenue with his blog, writers he is inspired by, and much more.

Those of you who are cycling enthusiasts should stay tuned for some bonus content after the credits as well, where Patrick and Dan geek out over some hardcore cycling stuff.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.08.16
The Real Cost of Buying a House post image

Hi, Ian here. After a year or so of obsessing over Redfin and Realtor.com, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a house! My decision was fueled by a few things going on in my life: Last July Dan and I sold our product design and manufacturing business. All the money that had previously been...

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By: IanPublished on 09.06.16
TMBA352: Symptoms: Sleeplessness, Loneliness, Stress. Possible Diagnosis: Entrepreneurship post image

Starting a business can be extremely emotionally difficult. Dan and Ian are very familiar with the personal toll that the process can take on an aspiring entrepreneur.

A lot of times starting a business means that you are broke, or relying on your friends, family or significant other to support you. For some, that can lead to stress and even depression. Christopher Sutton knows these feelings all too well. A few years ago, Christopher wrote a blog post about what it was like to experience the emotional roller coaster of starting his own business, Easy Ear Training.

On this week's episode, you will hear Christopher talk about what that experience was like, as well has how he found support through this podcast and our community of listeners in the Dynamite Circle.

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By: Dan and IanPublished on 09.01.16
The 9 Then 3 Lifestyle post image

One of the most intriguing ideas in The Four Hour Work Week is the concept of ‘mini-retirements.’ The possibility that, if you effectively automate your business, you can take off to different parts of the world for 3 months at a time and have a travel adventure. It’s funny, because so many of us, myself...

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By: DanPublished on 08.30.16